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What’s Being Done to Fight Opioid Addiction in Houston?

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the federal government will provide nearly half a billion dollars for prevention and treatment programs aimed at fighting opioid addiction. Texas will receive more than $27 million from that grant to support prevention, treatment and recovery services. Here in Houston, UTHealth and the University […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaLast week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the federal government will provide nearly half a billion dollars for prevention and treatment programs aimed at fighting opioid addiction. Texas will receive more than $27 million from that grant to support prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Here in Houston, UTHealth and the University of Houston are hosting a symposium on Friday (April 28, 2017) to discuss opioid abuse.

We learn more about the latest research regarding opioid addiction and examine how Houston’s medical community is addressing this problem with Marc Fleming, assistant professor at the University of Houston’s College of Pharmacy.

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